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Account Director - Retail

Job Title: Account Director - Retail
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Slough
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Car + Bonus + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q91720
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: LUH.44136.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: February 06, 2013 15:38

Job Description

As a result of successful client expansion, this market research agency is looking for an experienced Account Director to work within the Retail remit. As a Retail Account Director you will work on a key, business critical account. You will work with the some of the largest Retailers in the UK, developing client relationships to understand their key business issues, using this to further the ultimate goal of business development. Therefore you must come from a background of working within an agency where you were targeted with developing relationship and business with Grocery retailers. To be successful in your application you must be operating at the top of your game and be able to deliver unrivalled insight to one of this business's largest Retail clients, which are world leaders. The day-to-day responsibilities: * Meetings with clients to understand key business issues in order to sell strategic solutions to achieve your revenue target * Has a deep understanding of client contract and terms; including data payment and NAD royalty structures * Responsibility for account plan/s and delivery against these for the team * Understands the financial levers that drive profitable growth * Works as a strategic partner with the companies clients, serving as a leader for the client relationship * Influential and effective engagement with key senior client contacts - harnessing the potential to extend your revenue stream Who We Are Looking For: * A tenacious and proactive Account Manager with a proven track record in the industry * Someone who has an expert eye for complex datasets - the ability to interpret and present marketing insights to add value for the companies clients * The ability to create, sustain and influence key relationships with the client so strong communication skills are a MUST * Impeccable organisational skills - the ability to manage complex client requirements whilst managing other tasks/responsibilities of a high priority In return, this business offers a competitive salary & benefits coupled with excellent progression opportunities. Apply Now! We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible. Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.